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    Code Development Process Deadlines

    Be sure you know the upcoming Code Development Process deadlines. Read more.

    Public Comment Hearings Schedule Now Available

    View the schedule during the upcoming ICC Annual Conference by clicking here or visiting the current Code Development Cycle page.

    ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives Deadline is Approaching

    The Group C Committee Action Hearings will be held April 27–May 4 in Memphis, Tenn. ICC Governmental Member Primary Representatives must validate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives (“GMVR”) no later than March 28 for the GMVR to be eligible to participate in the Online Assembly Floor Motion vote that will follow the Committee Action Hearings. 

    Jurisdictions who are not currently Governmental Members wishing to be eligible to participate in 2014 Online Assembly Floor Motion vote, Public Comment Hearings, and Online Governmental Consensus Votes must apply for ICC Governmental Membership by March 28, and shall be required to designate their GMVR as noted above for the Online Assembly Floor Motion vote.

    Other individuals or entities wishing to be eligible to participate in the 2014 Online Assembly Floor Motion vote must apply for ICC Membership by March 28th.

    ICC Call for Committees

    The International Code Council is seeking volunteers to serve on Code Committees, the Code Correlation Committee and Code Interpretation Committees for the 2015-2017 Code Development Cycle. Both new and veteran committee members must complete an application. Applications for committee service are due by June 2.  Click here to apply for a committee.

    ICC Successfully Rolls out cdpACCESS™

    cdpACCESS, the new online cloud based tool built exclusively for ICC’s code development process (cdp), has received 2014 Cycle code change proposals to the IgCC which were due January 10th. This system will be used throughout the 2014 Cycle to: Post the Code Change Agenda; Receive online votes from all ICC members on Committee Action Hearing (CAH) assembly motions; Post the Report of the CAH; Support collaboration among public comment submitters and receive online public comments; Post the Public Comment Agenda; and finally, receive online votes from all eligible Public Comment Hearing voters based on the results from the Public Comment Hearing.

    Summary of Final Action Group B Code Changes - Now Available

    Click here to view results.

    Current Code Development Cycle

    2012/2013/2014 Code Development Cycle will result in the 2015 I-Codes. This links provides access to all code development documents, schedules, committee rosters, webcast, etc.

    2015/2016/2017 Code Development Cycle

    The 2014 Group C is well underway. However, it’s not too early to be looking forward to the 2015/2016/2017 Cycle. This link provides access to all code development documents, schedules, committee rosters, webcast, etc.

    Out of Cycle Changes to Material Properties

    The International Code Council’s Code Development Process (cdp) includes updates to standards referenced in codes. Sometimes the changes are not synchronized with the cdp schedule. When this occurs, the ICC responds in two ways.

    Group A, B and C Committee Responsibilities for the 2015-2017 Code Development Cycle

    Group A Code Development Committees will consider code change proposals for Group A codes and part of Group B codes. Likewise Group B Code Development Committees will consider code change proposals for Group B codes and parts of Group A codes. In addition, the Administrative Code Development Committee will consider administrative updates for referenced standards for Groups A, B and C. The Group A, B and C Code Development Committee Responsibilities provides details regarding Code Development Committee responsibilities and information on referenced standards updates.

Code Development

Codes provide minimum safeguards for people with regard to building safety and fire prevention. Codes protect health, safety and welfare as they relate to the residential and commercial built environment. Access information on ICC’s family of codes, code development cycles, errata, committees, procedures and archives. Click here for more information.

Standard Development

Standards are developed as an extension of code requirements. Standards represent consensus on how a material, product or assembly is to be designed, manufactured, tested or installed to obtain a specific level of performance. Learn about Standards Development policy and procedures, and Standard Development and Consensus Committees. Click here for more information.

Guideline Development

ICC develops guidelines that contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the built environment by addressing issues that are not adequately covered by existing technical information. View information on ICC Guidelines and the Guideline Development process. Click here for more information.

Technical Committees

Learn about ICC committees and councils centered on the development of codes and standards. Learn about the scope, objectives and procedures for each committee. Access notices, agendas and minutes. Find out which committees are currently accepting applications for service via a “call for committee”. Click here for more information.

Technical Opinions

Do you have questions about codes or standards? ICC Members are eligible to receive technical assistance on International Codes including Staff Code Opinions and Committee Interpretations. Click here for more information.

Plan Review Services & Consulting

ICC can provide prompt and technically-comprehensive reviews of all drawings and construction documents based on either the ICC's International Codes or legacy codes (BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI). Click here for more information.

ICC Code Development Review Ad-Hoc Committee

The ICC Code Development “Governmental Consensus” Process (CDP) is at the core of ICC’s mission. It is the responsibility of ICC’s Board of Directors, as specified in Article X of the association’s bylaws to ensure the ongoing health and confidence of the ICC CDP. It is for this reason the Board has formed a broad-based committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the CDP and make recommendations about any changes needed. Click here for details.